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(NYPost)   It isn't every morning that your 49 year old balding top newsman walks into the office in a "little black dress" and a brunette bobbed wig and announces to colleagues that from now on, he would like to be known as Dawn   (nypost.com) divider line 113
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2013-05-08 03:35:11 PM  

The One True TheDavid: DmGdDawg: The One True TheDavid: DmGdDawg:

Yep, because if the God who made you doesn't give you the life you want to have He must not exist.

Would you rather your god be a fascist asshole?

Read Job, then get back to us on that.

You shouldn't confuse hating God with God not existing. I hate cancer, communism and child molesters. All three are definitely for reals, though. The truth is, God does exist and if you don't like Him now it isn't going to be better for you in hell for eternity.

If your God exists he is a fascist asshole. That he'd send me to hell forever for saying so proves it, if you're correct about both. Of course I'll never know the whole truth while I'm alive, but I can say it's much better to believe he doesn't exist than to "love" a god like that.

 As always, I'll be glad to share with you how you can freely receive the life and life more abundantly that God offers through Jesus Christ. Being a child of God for eternity is infinitely better than being God's enemy for eternity. If you're interested let me know.

No thanks. I'd rather be a tranny.


No worries. I pray that God will give you another opportunity. If not, you will ruefully remember today one day. I promise you, everyone in hell believes that God is exactly who the bible says He is and no one is mocking God in hell.
 
2013-05-08 03:47:17 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Before the usual 'debaters' show up, lemme ask you a question.  If you're right, what changes in the world?  Anything improved?  Anything 'saved'?  Does this guy end up a happier person?

/Works for both sides, but personally I'm pretty sure only one side gets even one yes.


Now 'she' is Empowered.  You GO, 'girl'!
 
2013-05-08 03:49:02 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: The hell you say ...

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tywin lannister?

what movie is that from?
 
2013-05-08 04:13:20 PM  

Vaneshi: LowbrowDeluxe: Before the usual 'debaters' show up, lemme ask you a question.  If you're right, what changes in the world?  Anything improved?  Anything 'saved'?  Does this guy end up a happier person?

/Works for both sides, but personally I'm pretty sure only one side gets even one yes.

Interesting that such questions would posed by someone with the nickname "Lowbrow".   But to answer in order:

Nothing, the world continues to turn as it always does but then even all out nuclear war would not change that.

Yes, the person in questions life can be improved as do the lives of people around them in a few cases (TS's tend to be remarkably unstable pre-transition)... beyond that not really.

You'd need to define saved here; in a religious sense no nothing is saved quite the opposite in fact.  You could possibly argue 'sanity' here I don't know.  Often M2F TS's will get sperm samples frozen so you could argue that the generic lineage of that person is saved if they've done it... same for having kids.  As I say 'saved' is a bit nebulous.

Generally speaking yes they end up as a happier, more stable person.  That doesn't necessarily mean this is always the case nor does it preclude a pre-transition TS from being a functional member of society (although a lot aren't).

Of course the real question is this:  If it doesn't hurt anybody, the world continues to turn oblivious to the change and all the appropriate checks and balances are carried out isn't one 'Yes' sufficient?


Yeah, that's kind of what I'd think.  I just really wonder what the Truth Brigade wins if they were right.  'haha, your life just sucks like the rest of us'?

/The usual 'debaters' are here so it's a moot point.  We should just spam pictures from South Park and random Ponies.  Maybe some HAHA guy as well for old times sake.

Yup.

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2013-05-08 04:16:50 PM  
"Don/Dawn"?  Most linguists call that the "cot/caught merger".

Seriously, that bit about being fed female hormones to stave off puberty is f'in creepy.

Dawn, good luck on your new life, and I'm glad you're finding the courage to live as who you really are.

/I'm about Dawn's age and wish I looked that good in a wig....
 
2013-05-08 06:00:45 PM  

Myria: This article was depressing for me, because she looks better than I do, and I'm 31 and started hormones at 26.  Kill me now...


Could be worse. I know a trans woman who didn't come out until after her wife died, is now in her late 50s, has medical issues that make her a bad candidate for surgery, *and* was blessed with a baritone radio-announcer voice. She's decided to live as a woman anyway. That takes some serious... well... vaguely oval reproductive organs.
 
A professional makeup artist and/or wardrobe consultant can work wonders... and Dawn, being in TV news, has access to one. Work all your drag friends, find someone who really knows what they're doing, and treat yourself to a makeover. If all else fails, you'll end up looking as ridiculous as I did and get a good laugh out of it.
 
/And I was born a woman. Makeup just... I don't know... looks WEIRD on me. I end up looking like some kind of exaggerated plastic doll.
 
2013-05-08 06:09:55 PM  
DmGdDawg:

No worries. I pray that God will give you another opportunity. If not, you will ruefully remember today one day. I promise you, everyone in hell believes that God is exactly who the bible says He is and no one is mocking God in hell.

There you go: you insist on believing in and serving a beastly god who'll torture people forever for not swallowing his line, which is masochistic; furthermore you insist on "sharing" this "hope" with other people by threatening them with everlasting torture, which is sadistic. In other words your religion is based on intellectual and "spiritual" perversion. And I'll bet you say "God is Love," don't you.

There's nothing wrong with being a tranny. It's nuts & silly but it's not immoral. Indeed, it's immoral to forbid it: we should all be free to do whatever we insist on with our own bodies, however inadvisable the rest of the world might find it.

But fire & brimstone proselytizers are just as immoral as sex-change surgeons, if not worse. For one thing trannyists aren't trying tell America that our Founding Fathers were all really women "inside," nor are they trying to force us to follow their religious precepts under the cover of civil & criminal law. (Making room for them is not the same as oppressing you, sorry.)

And I've never heard of a "youth ministry" that tried to convince little kids they'd better start "transitioning" now or they'll be miserable forever, but y'all have no shame about brainwashing every toddler you can get your paws on -- especially your own.

Sorry guy, you lose.
 
2013-05-08 07:15:12 PM  
Hi, guyz! Are you reading the same article I did?

He says that his mother fed him female hormones as a boy. He says he has a rare medical condition. He does not say that he wanted to be a woman. He has not had sex change surgery and apparently doesn't want it.

He has simply morphed into a woman with the help of some hormone treatments to reduce the ambiguity of his new emotional, hormonal and social gender.

In other words, he is not one of the transgender people who are born with sexually ambiguous sex organs and forced to be a male or a female by the decisions of a doctor or parents. He is not an essentially transgendered person. The decision to treat him with female hormones was made by his Mother. He is simply accepting that he is hormonally more a woman than a man.

Of course he could be lying or deluded, but if we assume that he knows what he is doing, then he is not like the other transgendered sex swappers in that he has adopted a new sex in response to his body rather than adapted his body in response to a new conception of his gender.

It's confusing and far from cut-and-dried, pun not intended.

Science has been busy discovering what even doctors didn't know until very recently, namely that a person can have a chromosomal gender different from their somatic or psychological gender. And that it is getting so that people are refusing to adopt one gender and stick with it at all.

I had an acquaintance many years ago who said that she was born a female heterosexual but a lesbian or alternatively a gay man by choice. I suspect she was simply a bisexual who refused to pick a team. She could pass for a female or a male easily enough, and so she did when the urge took her. But perhaps she did change teams for some reason. In any case, she has yet to be a heterosexual male but I could be wrong--she was a passing acquaintance and I have no idea what she is up to or which sexual pennant, if any, she is currently living under.

I have a young cousin who I discovered (via the Interwebs) is one of these neo-sexuals who refuse to choose a label. This is vaguely annoying, but that's just old fogey thinking. My family hasn't mentioned it but they seem to be clear that her girlfriend is more than a buddy of the same sex. She doesn't look butch or femme. She looks more like one of the hip Yuppies on Made in Canada, the now defunct satire which starred several notable Canadian actors including Rick Mercer of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and other shows.

He's not so much gay as big-L Liberal. A mixed marriage in his case would be one between him and a Tory. of either sex. Well, any sex.

I don't know, but the Science Fiction writers were writing about the world we live in twenty, forty, or more years ago.

The technology and society have advanced to the point where you can live your fantasies in public now. If you want to be a big baby, you can get adult-sized diapers and somebody who is willing to change them for you. If you want to be a tiger or a wolf, you can find people of like minds. It's as if somebody saw the Mouse Problem sketch on Monty Python and said to themselves: "I am not a man! I am a mouse! Eek! Eek! Eek!"

Hey, there's Liberty for you! It's up to other people to find their own life, liberty and to pursue happiness in both the modern sense of chasing after it, and the original Constitutional sense of BEING IT. Because when Thomas Jefferson penned those words, "pursuit" was an occupation, more like a hobby or a life project than a fruitless hunt or chase.

No doubt many people you don't like or understand are chasing some will-o'-the-wisp, but many of them seem to have a pretty damn good idea who or what they are. And technology and society have evolved to the point where you can be what you are, no matter how weird the combinations might seem, not only on the web or in your home, but everywhere.

Tattoos, body modifications, role-playing, adult role-playing games that spill over into lifestyles and politics and religion--you name it, you can be it. Space Pirate-Robots, ahoy!

And it is only going to get worse (or better) as we get richer.

THE POINT WHERE MACHINES START TO PASS THE TURING TEST IS UPON US. MEANWHILE, CAN YOU GET A HUMAN BEING TO FLUNK IT? Probably not.

Yikes!

But at least nobody is dressing up as Rush Limbaugh. Mice, unicorns, witches, Pantomine horses and Pantomine Princess Margarite maybe, but not Rush Limbaugh.

As us atheists still say, Thank God for Small Mercies.

It's a funny old world, said Margaret Thatcher. Lady, you've said a mouth-full!
 
2013-05-08 07:36:14 PM  
Personally if I ever start balding I'm just going to shave my head. Seems like a lot less hassle. Plus I would look terrible in a little black dress.
 
2013-05-08 08:21:11 PM  
s21.postimg.org DAWN....GO AWAY!
 
2013-05-08 08:51:15 PM  

yoursafewordisharder: Marley'sGirl: Sybarite: Don to Dawn? Lame.

My best friend's cousin went from Rachel to Ray.

Just don't call him/her Johnson.

/ yah, off the lawn, kiddies


Yeah, you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Ray-Jay, or you...

Why the hell was that so inexplicably popular?

/dating myself
 
2013-05-08 09:02:52 PM  

geekbikerskum: Dawn, good luck on your new life, and I'm glad you're finding the courage to live as who you really are.


I think I'll call BS on this.  Guy is a bald, chubby 49 year old male in a business that requires hot, 25 year old blonde women.  Used to be, a guy would change his name to something Hispanic - Richard becomes Ricardo, - then the station can't fire him because that would be discrimination.  But the station still gets a credit for having a Hispanic guy on air, right?  I think Don/Dawn is just taking this a step farther.  The station can't can him because he's transgendered, or whatever they're called these days.
 
2013-05-08 10:57:42 PM  

silvervial: yoursafewordisharder: Marley'sGirl: Sybarite: Don to Dawn? Lame.

My best friend's cousin went from Rachel to Ray.

Just don't call him/her Johnson.

/ yah, off the lawn, kiddies

Yeah, you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Ray-Jay, or you...

Why the hell was that so inexplicably popular?

/dating myself


No idea, but I told my dad about this comment and we both started doing the stupid lines and were laughing. It's so weird what stays locked up in your brain isn't it? A damn commercial from when I was a kid and here we are 30 years later still laughing and repeating the lines. I swear to god I had more important stuff to remember along the way.
 
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